A Lonely Death by Charles Todd
An Inspector Ian Rutledge Mystery (Ian Rutledge Mysteries)

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“Todd’s Ian Rutledge mysteries are among the most intelligent and affecting being written these days.”
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Critics have called Charles Todd’s historical mystery series featuring shell-shocked World War One veteran Inspector Ian Rutledge “remarkable” (New York Times Book Review), “heart-breaking” (Chicago Tribune), “fresh and original” (South Florida Sun-Sentinel). In A Lonely Death, the haunted investigator is back in action, trying to solve the murders of three ex-soldiers in a small English village. A true master of evocative and atmospheric British crime fiction, Charles Todd reaches breathtaking new heights with A Lonely Death—a thrilling tale of the darkness in men’s souls that will have fans of Elizabeth George, Martha Grimes, and Anne Perry cheering.

 

 

About Charles Todd

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Charles Todd is the New York Times bestselling author of the Inspector Ian Rutledge mysteries, the Bess Crawford mysteries, and one stand-alone novel. A mother-and-son writing team, they live in Delaware and North Carolina.
 
Published January 4, 2011 by HarperCollins e-books. 354 pages
Genres: History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Two years after the Great War ends, another, more personal war begins.

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Mystery novels by Charles Todd, Anders Roslund and Borge Hellstrom, T. Jefferson Parker and R. Scott Bakker.

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But, Todd writes, “Explanations did nothing to ease the strain of knowing the voice was there, that it would speak or not as it chose, and there was nothing on God’s earth to prevent it or keep others from hearing it, even when Rutledge knew they could not.” The strain is so great that at one poi...

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But, Todd writes, “Explanations did nothing to ease the strain of knowing the voice was there, that it would speak or not as it chose, and there was nothing on God’s earth to prevent it or keep others from hearing it, even when Rutledge knew they could not.” The strain is so great that at one poi...

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The doctor warned that Rutledge remained burdened with guilt for his failure to prevent the death of so many young soldiers who died without cause in those gory battles, and Hamish would remain in his head, the doctor predicted, until Rutledge stopped blaming himself for the dead.

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Three murders in a small Sussex village in England are linked by the fact that the victims were all former soldiers in World War I, all were garroted and in the mouth of each was a small identification disk.

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Rutledge searches for the elusive Daniel Pierce, brother of one of the victims, and seeks to uncover the identity of another shadowy figure: a long-forgotten fellow student from the boys’ childhood days and a victim of their schoolboy pranks.

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Rutledge walks around with the young Highlander’s voice, “relentless and unforgiving,” resounding in his head, chiding him, giving advice, and reminding Rutledge that he does not deserve to live a normal life.

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With A Lonely Death, the prolific mother-son team writing under the pseudonym Charles Todd has published 13 books in the Ian Rutledge series.

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A Lonely Death: An Inspector Ian Rutledge Mystery is the 13th book in Charles Todd’s Inspector Rutledge Series set in post WWI England.

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The terrific new novel by the mother and son team writing under the name Charles Todd, "A Lonely Death," represents the thirteenth entry in the Inspector Ian Rutledge series.

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I imagine it’s hard for an author, as well — to make sure that new readers have enough information to understand the story, without boring your longtime readers.

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